Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a scientifically accepted method aiming at developing mind-body skills. By providing or "feeding back" the change of biological functions continuously to the client via computer screen or loudspeaker, she or he can learn to control these fuctions deliberately in the course of training. Biofeedback is used to treat a number of psychosomatic and neurological disorders.

Patients learn to perceive bodily states and processes more accurately, learn to understand the impact of thoughts, moods and behaviour on the body and learn to improve physiological regulation and homeostasis. This way, a number of disorders can be successfully treated. 

 

The course of treatment

A biofeedback treatment includes the following steps:

  1. a detailed discussion of the history of the disorder and a detailed psycho-physiological assessment including a "stress-profile"
  2. information regarding possible psycho-physiological causes of the disorder based on the previous examination and information regarding efficacy and duration of a treatment
  3. the biofeedback training itself, in combination with relaxation training and/or counseling if needed; during the training I suppoort the client in achieving the training goals; 
  4. home training is necessary for the cultivation of new skills

 

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Dr. Gerhard Blasche

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